Exodus 20:20 “And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.”
This week marks the 35th anniversary of Stone v. Graham. This unfortunate Supreme Court decision struck down a 1978 Kentucky statute requiring the posting of the Ten Commandments on the walls of each public classroom in the state. The majority decision reasoned the following:
“Posting of religious texts on the wall serves no such educational function. If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce the schoolchildren to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey, the Commandments. However desirable this might be as a matter of private devotion, it is not a permissible state objective under the Establishment Clause.”
We wonder why our society faces the massive challenges of lawlessness, immorality, and rebellion. Apparently, it is neither an educational function nor a permissible state objective to focus on resolving the root cause of our nation’s problems. After all, the Supreme Court ruled that the Ten Commandments were to be removed from the walls to prevent students from obeying them. Indeed, they have stopped obeying them.
Margaret Thatcher reminded us of the following:
“If you accept freedom, you’ve got to have principles about the responsibility. You can’t do this without a biblical foundation.”
Without a biblical foundation, our nation is falling apart. Pundits contend that stricter rules, fewer rights, or more government intervention are the solution to our challenges. Yet, as the Federal Code grows so do our problems.
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN STUDENTS WOULD ONCE AGAIN OBEY THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. If American students read, meditated upon, venerated, and obeyed the foundational rules of our nation then maybe we could expect a brighter future. Otherwise, we can expect nothing different than the status quo.
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (that in early November America is already removing Christ from Christmas), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!